Father’s Day Gift Guide: Best Finds for Dad

Check out these gift ideas — from simple to splurge — that any Dad is sure to appreciate.

For the Active Dad

ArchRival Sports, HOKA Men’s Bondi 8, $164.95

Hoka Bondi 8 Shoe from ArchRival in Mill Valley
Courtesy ArchRival Sports.

Named after an Australian surf destination, these kicks are made for everyday walking and running — all in complete comfort. When Dad’s feet are happy, Dad is happy. 

101 Surf Sports Wingfoiling lessons, $300

Father's Day Hover Wing
Fishbowl Diaries

Treat Dad to an experience for Father’s Day with these multi-step lessons in wingfoiling, a dynamic watersport that will get you flying through the water. At 101 Sports, you can also rent paddleboards, kayaks and more for a fun afternoon on the bay (accessible for a launch right from the shop).

Sonoma Raceway Racing Experience, KTM X-Bow Experience

Prices Vary

Sears Point Racing Experience, KTM X-Bow Experience
Courtesy of Sears Point Racing Experience

Get Dad’s adrenaline pumping by gifting him with a couple of laps around the track at Sonoma Raceway in a state-of-the art racecar.

For the Thirsty Dad:

East Brother Beer Co. Festival Beer Box

East Brothers Father's day
Courtesy of East Brother Beer Co.

Dad can recreate the beer festival experience at home with this box that includes a variety six-pack of beers, pretzel necklace, stickers, buttons and a taster cup.

Equator Coffees Bagged Coffee, from $17

Father's Day Equator Blend Coffee

Whether you pick the best-selling Equator Blend or a single-origin variety, this local company’s sustainable, socially responsibility coffee is the perfect pick-me-up.

For the Chef Dad:

Poet and the Bench Bespoke Otsuka Knife Set, from $275

A set of knives lies on a soft carrying case
Photo courtesy of Poet and the Bench.

This knife set may need to be for next year’s Father’s Day, since the beautiful bespoke knife set takes 10 months to manufacture in Japan. But, the quality is worth it, with exquisite craftsmanship and functionality that will encourage learning the art of knife work.

McEvoy Ranch Liquid Gold Gift Set, $47.95

Bottle of McEvoy Ranch olive oil and a gold spigot in front of white background
Photo courtesy of McEvoy Ranch.

This package of McEvoy Ranch’s “liquid gold” — delicious extra virgin olive oil — arrives in a gift box, ready to hand off to your favorite chef. Add in a gold pourer, and this gift take your olive oil game to the next level.

For the Stylish Dad:

Gene Hiller Lightweight Cable Sweater, $395

Man wearing sky blue cable knit sweater with a quarter zip.
Photo courtesy of Gene Hiller Menswear.

Made of luxurious merino wool, this quarter zip sweater is both stylish and functional. Classic but contemporary, Dad can dress this piece up or down.

Shavery Barbershop Father’s Day Gift Boxes

Father's Day Revelry
Courtesy of Delaney Hunt

Keep Dad looking sharp with a custom gift box of grooming goods from 18.21 Man Made and Reuzel and a gift certificate for a haircut or a straight-razor shave.

The Perfect Provenance Discover Fragrance Kit, $38

Six small bottles of cologne side by side.
Photo courtesy of The Perfect Provenance.

Six fragrances from Eight & Bob fill this kit — great for sampling to find his new favorite scent and perfect for stowing in carry-on luggage.

For the Artsy Dad:

Tantrum Decorate Your Own Cup Kit, $18

A white mug sits next to tubes of paint, stickers and paintbrushes
Photo courtesy of Tantrum.

Gift Dad something heartfelt and handmade with this DIY mug kit. It’s a great activity for younger children, and the end result can be a cherished memory for years to come.

Makers Market Leather Park Journal, $118

A tan leather journal with a tree printed on it
Photo courtesy of Makers Market.

Jot down a note. Keep a travel diary. Doodle to your heart’s content. This handmade leather journal is perfect for the fathers who are always scribbling something down.

For the Dog Dad:

Anthem Dog Mugs, $28

White mug with a dog painted on and ceramic dog head jutting out the side, giving the appearance of a basset hound
Courtesy of Anthem SF.

With 18 dog breeds to choose from, hopefully you can find your mutt among these mugs. This gift is especially great for the dad who swore that he didn’t want to adopt a dog, but now can’t imagine life without his pooch.